Writing Poetry: From Haikus to Shakespearean Sonnets

We’ll survey some of the world’s most beautiful and interesting poems and poetic writings from a diverse sampling of national and local traditions, we’ll talk about what makes these poems interesting, and then try our own hand at writing little works of poetry that use the same meter, social commentary and imagery.

with Trevor Heise

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You Can Train a Dog New Tricks!

Now that we are getting to spend more time with our pets at home, have you ever wondered the science behind training your pet? Using the principles of behavioral psychology, in this class we will explore how we teach our non-human friends tricks, how this works differently for them versus humans, and give you some tips on how to impress your friends with your pets’ mad skills!

with Tara Cornelius

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Basics of American Sign Language

This course includes the learning of introductory phrases, signs for various animals, emergency signs for emergency situations, numbers, and more. American Sign Language is a visual language and a great skill for any learner. This is a fun learning space and all children are welcome!

with Emily Warshaw

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How to Stay Productive During a Time of Uncertainty

Let’s lean into what we can control and learn ways to schedule our days to consist of breaks, school work, more breaks, times to move, creative times, and more. Uncertainty is hard, let us work through this together. This course is for Middle School and High School aged students.

with Emily Warshaw

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How To Be A Better Writer

If you want to improve your writing skills, no matter the genre, this is the course for you!

In this course, experienced journalist and poet David Silverberg will lead you on an engaging journey to learn about the many ways you can make your writing leap off the page. Find out how to find the right word to say what you want to express, sentence structure, writing without flab, the importance of revisions, establishing your voice, and much more.

* Please note that this course is held every Friday for 3 weeks. Please register for each week. *

with David Silverberg

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Auspicious Beginnings

In this weekly course, we’ll look closely at the first words, sentences, lines, and paragraphs of great works of literature.

We’ll practice close-reading skills by zooming in on important details and learning how analytical skills can be brought to bear on literary evidence. We’ll make predictions about the rest of the book based on the beginning. Works will be selected from free online editions, and there’s no need to prepare in advance. Each session will be different, but you don’t need to attend every week; join us whenever you like! This course is taught by a Columbia English professor with experience teaching middle school and high school students.

with Hannah Weaver

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Poetry Out Loud

This class will introduce students to basic skills for reading poetry by using poetry performances and personal reflections as tools for entering the space of a poem and developing greater understanding of its sense, its sound, and its meaning.

with Emily Bloom

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